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Meet the “Study God” Who’s Trending on Chinese Social Media

November 3, 2014

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Yesterday, tweets and pictures of a cute American teenager scanning items for customers in Target went viral and #AlexFromTarget became a trending hashtag on Twitter as well as other social media in the U.S. Meanwhile, on the other side of the globe, a Chinese young man became as famous as, if not more so than, Alex from Target, on social […]

More Than Skin Deep: Chinese Youth Increasingly Favor Plastic Surgery

February 29, 2012

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To us Chinese, “face” (mianzi, 面子) is something we will fight to death to preserve. “Giving face” (geimianzi, 给面子), or showing respect, is expected in any social interaction. On the other hand, “losing face” (diumianzi, 丢面子) is perhaps one of the most disastrous things that can happen to a Chinese in a social setting. Yes, […]

Surviving the Chinese New Year

January 31, 2012

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For most Chinese, the week-long Chinese New Year vacation has just ended. Hundreds of millions of Chinese have returned from their parents’ homes back to where they work or go to school, accomplishing, almost magically, the most challenging travel of the year. But if you think that travel is the only challenge of the New Year, […]